Saturday, 26 November 2016

SAT 3 DEC - EXPLORING THE BLACK PATH: Paul Burston on domestic noir and the world of the army family

Award-winning writer Paul Burston talks about thriller writing and his latest novel, 'The Black Path', looking at the psychological secrets of the war hero and the inner world of an military spouse. Thoughts on official reportage, deployment, childhood trauma and separation discussed with the acclaimed writer also known for hosting the LGBT literary salon Polari at the Southbank Centre.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

I Am a Cat: The Feline Consciousness of Natsume Sosecki

Kazumi Taguchi discusses Natsume Sosecki whose satirical novel 'I Am a Cat' in 1905 looks at the conflict between group mentality and individuality in ways relevant to social issues in Japan and London today. Kazumi performs the music of Okinawa. 

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Sat 19 Nov - Genealogy and the Media: A FAMILY STORY

Megan Cherie Owens, researcher and writer, TV genealogist, goes behind the scenes of the current love-affair with ancestry, DNA and identity to uncover skeletons in the media's closet and discusses why we research our personal past anyway.
Jude CM brings in research from her own family history and works by her poet-ancestor, John Cowan.


Andrea Camilleri, writer of the Montalbano novels has a background in TV and their popularity means he has become a media icon himself. Jude Cowan Montague investigates the complex relations between journalism, television and public life in the fictitious adventures of Salvo Montalbano.

Sat 25 Nov - HUNGARY AND MIGRATION: Stories with Emma Roper-Evans

Writer Emma Roper-Evans talks about her lifelong intimate relationship with Hungary and reflects on the country and tales and migration through her stories. Looking at the recent rise of the far right within a personal tour of the culture and streets of Budapest.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Sat 29 Oct - LARA PAWSON: On Angola and Writing Memory

Author Lara Pawson, former foreign correspondent, discusses her reflective book 'This is the Place to Be', an innovative memoir looking at her experiences in Angola and times before and after.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Sat 22 Oct - IMPROVISED INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Process, Poetry and Avant-Pop Music

Jude CM reflects on her former work on the Reuters television collection as an archivist and her work with the material as an artist, poet and musician/composer over the past ten years. Includes improvised news songs from 2010-1016.